Monday, June 29, 2015

A Penchant For Patriotic Colors

Do you have a penchant for Patriotic colors? You know, the colors of red, white and blue! There are many ways to have this theme without actually having a theme.  These colors can be mixed with other grounding neutrals or pops of color to create balance.   It's funny, I am only drawn to these colors in the Summer and I am sure it's because we have so many Patriotic holidays. I think something about red, white and blue seem very clean and crisp to me.  How do you bring the Patriotic colors to your home?



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Iron Deficiency!

A month ago I had to had two rounds of Iron infusions before surgery because of my severe anemia. I must say since that I feel much better, but... I am craving Iron in different ways now!
I want interior IRON! I know there is no way I can remove the old historic windows in my home and replace them with iron frames, however one can dream.  Then I thought maybe I can at least fake them out in the kitchen by painting them charcoal.  I may play with it and see what happens. What are your thoughts? Are there any great ways to to do an Iron Window hack?

Now here are some painted window frame ideas...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Say Yes To The Zest!

Nothing says Summer tome like a good LEMON! It instantly adds Summer fun to any room, wardrobe or even a favorite recipe! Lemons are abundant this time of year so take advantage of them. Use them in desserts and as table setting decorations.  Add lemon juice to garlic chicken with rosemary and plenty of good olive oil for a wonderful BBQ marinade.  I love a great lemony cocktail this time of year it's fresh and thirst quenching.  Here are some great ways to use lemons for that instant Summer touch!

Hello homemade lemon drops go here!

Yummo Lemon Meringue Smoothie go HERE!

Gorgeous idea to dress up any table! CREDIT

Adorable Lemon dress girl!! CREDIT

Instant Summer decor with a pop of lovely lemon!

What a wonderful Summer Wreath! Leave it to Foodista!

Wonderful Summer dessert! Lemon Cupcakes go HERE.

Move over Cosmo,Summer Martini is Here!

Lemon Cake Batter Body Butter! Darn, I thought it was frosting!
LovelyBody- Etsy!


Yes, I want this yellow skirt!

When I grow up I want to throw a party on this table!

The candle that burns in my kitchen right now!
Get it HERE!

Excuse me while I go read a book while sipping lemonade in this lovely space!
Happy Summer Everyone!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SOWBA-Sisterhood Of The World!

Thank you Sarah from for nominating me in the Sisterhood of The World Blog Awards.   This is going to be a tough one since I always over think personal questions and always come up with more than one answer ! Bare with me y'all!! Sara has sent out 10 specific questions that I am to answer and then pick 10 Blogger Sisters for the award as well.  
Well, here goes nothing!

1. What celebrity are you said to resemble?

This is too funny because I am told I look like so many different people some great and some well not so great.
On a good day I have been told Michelle Pfeiffer and believe me I wish that was true! On a not so great day Lindsay Lohan. No offense to Lindsay she was beautiful before she started playing around with her face and other things. Well, I will let you decide!
Middle "ME" and my two wonderful best friends!
Lindsay... I say neither

2. If you could pick any designer, living or dead to decorate your house, who would it be?
   Again a tough one! As a decorator myself there are so many designers that I idolize.
  It would have to be Michael S. Smith!

Elle Decor

3. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do?
    I would love to start a shelter/work program for homeless and  runaway teenagers. I saw a documentary on this crisis and I felt so helpless. Then I would buy my parents their dream home!

4.  What is your favorite room in your house and why?
     I think it's my living room because of all the natural light that streams in during the day.

5. If you could rewind ten years and give yourself a piece of advice, what would it be? 
 It would be what I tell my girls all the time, have self confidence!  You don't need anyone or thing to validate who you are, you just need to know you are special and capable of great things.

6. What's the worst haircut you ever had?
    HAHAHA, it would have to be the Dorothy Hamill wedge in the 1970's!
 I had such thick wavy hair that the boys called my rat's  nest when I came to school with my new doo!


7. What's your favorite little luxury?
     Sisley Eye gel mask!

8. Name a song that get's stuck in your head!

9. Pick an all time favorite book that you think we all should       read!
    Wuthering Heights

10. Everyone has them, what's your guilty pleasure?

     Had them last night, chocolate covered digestive cookies from  Cadbury with tea!

My Sisterhood Award Shout Outs!

Questions :
1. How do you recharge your inner batteries?

2. What celebrity do people say you resemble?

3. If you could have lunch with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

4.  Your Dream vacation?

5. If you won the lottery whats the first thing you would do?

6. What's your go to beauty product?

7. What is your favorite room in your home?

8. What would you tell the 21 year old you, if you had the chance.

9. Favorite flower?

10. What is your guilty pleasure?

Good luck ladies and I look forward to learning more about all of  you!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

#UltimateVegasOutfit at any age!

If I could do an ultimate stay in Vegas along with the ultimate outfits this is what I would imagine wearing on such a trip! What fun right? What's a 40+ gal to wear and where would I go in fabulous Las Vegas? Hmmm, it didn't take me long to visit and come up with some fun destinations and then scour the internet for great Fashion attire to wear once there.

I have included some great places to visit and also how I would use a bit of restraint at my age while still having a fun with my outfits. Ready to  take a little trip to Vegas with me? Check out for fabulous hotels and tell me where you would visit, dine and drink in Viva Las Vegas!

My flight and arrival outfit would be able to transition from cooler temps to warm, combining colors I love! To find out where to purchase items go HERE.


#UltimateVegasOutfit by therelishedroost featuring canvas wall art

Well, when one hits Vegas you must sit pool side and enjoy food and libations!
I would love to visit the Mandarin Hotel and have a poolside lunch while enjoying all the greenery, literally!

A one piece is for me especially since my unfortunate surgery last week, but I think this has the right amount of style to still be chic while remaining a bit covered up!
For the items on this board go HERE.

Maybe your friends are a little more Rock & Roll... Then you may be hitting the Hard Rock Hotel for a pool side lunch and cocktail. 
Yes, at the Hard Rock Vegas black is a neutral! However, black attire doesn't have to be too serious, check out the great "love" sandals and "Do Not Disturb" sun hat! To check out my fashion picks for this look go HERE.

One cannot go to Vegas without dining at a fabulous restaurant.  Trouble is there are so many to choose from! I thought first let's try the gorgeous Lago at the Bellagio Hotel!

The mood here calls for a little black and white with a pop of color in the accessories!
To check out my picks go HERE.

In the mood for something a bit more whimsical yet delicious? 
How about Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at The Wynn Hotel!

Here, the good ole tuxedo jacket does double duty taking you from a black and white night to a colorful experience, totally versatile! If it's too warm for a jacket a nice wrap does the trick and of course I would be no where without a great pair of spectacles! One has to read the menu right? To check out my picks go HERE! To see the top 10 romantic restaurants in Vegas go HERE!

Okay, if you still have any energy left after gambling, swimming, eating and shopping.. There is still the famous VooDoo Rooftop Lounge! I am not sure if  a gal my age can swing it but I am willing to try! I forgo the mini dress for a  Fuchsia jump suit by DVF and make myself wear the hot blue heels.  The fun clutch as it does double duty from dinner to a night cap.
I love Sisley bronzer and Tropical perfume to give you an instant glow. I will have my pale pink Belvedere - Cosmo and call it a night!
If you want to check out the many ways to explore Vegas at any age go to
To find these picks for this look go HERE!